Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What I'm Thankful for This Year

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It reached the upper 70's here in Northern Virginia today and I rode around with the top down on my convertible with christmas music blaring from my radio. Something isn't quite right about that. Thanksgiving is supposed to be chilly. But whatever.

I must say that the past 2 years have been rough. Through all the ups and downs, it's been tough at times to find things that I am thankful for. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful that I have so many things to be thankful for. Not that I wasn't thankful for most these things in the past, but my emotions so clouded everything that I didn't take enough time to dwell on the good things in my life. So, here's what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.....

1 - Of course on top of the list is this pregnancy and little Lefty. I really am still in amazement that all is going well and that in less than a week we hit the milestone of 12 weeks. Tomorrow as we go around the table and say our "thanks" I know this is what will be coming out of my mouth. And...I know the reason for this achievement is God and His timing - so I'm eternally grateful for His hand of blessing on us.
2 - My husband is awesome. I probably don't thank him enough for being such an amazing support and friend. He's seen me at my worst and loves me still...that always amazes me. He's been nothing but supportive through this whole babymaking process and I'm so glad that he is going to be the father of our child...and hopefully more children to come. And as an added bonus, he's quite the hottie and is so funny and can make me laugh like no one else.
3 - My family. Those of you who know me - I'm super close with my parents and my 2 sisters. Some people say we're strangely close, but to me there's nothing strange about. I seriously can't imagine life without any of them in it and am thankful for the HUGE part they play in my life, and the future part they will play in Lefty's life. mom makes the most amazing homemade stuffing on Thanksgiving and my mouth has been watering thinking about for weeks now. Thanks Mom!!
4 - Good friends. I love every one of you who has been a true friend. I am so thankful that I still keep in touch with my 2 best friends from high school - and that we're as close as ever, despite the distance from NY to VA. I'm thankful for new friends God has brought my way to share life with me. The ones who let me cry with them, laugh with them, complain with them and drink with them. You know who you are ladies and I love you.
5 - Modern Technology. Ok...sounds odd. But without the power of technology, all of us going through IF would be so isolated and alone. Instead, we're able to connect in a powerful way over cyberspace and offer support and answers for each other that is so important. I know that this blog has been so therapeutic for me, and all the comments and wishes from other bloggers are such an encouragment.

There is so much more, but these are my highlights. I hope everybody has a fabulous day of eating and spending time with loved ones and that you find many things to be thankful about.

"Reflect on your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens


Fertilize Me said...

i just love reading what everyone's thankful posts

jill said...

It was definitely NOT in the 70s in Ohio on Thanksgiving... try about 40 degrees cooler, Brrr! But I guess that's something else for me to be Thankful for - that Ohio's weather and weeklong adventure made me miss crazy Northern VA!